Bur­saries to help fam­i­lies in drought

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - BOARDING SCHOOL FEATURE -

ST SAVIOUR’S Col­lege is a Catholic day and board­ing school for young women in Years 7–12.

The col­lege is do­ing its bit dur­ing the drought cri­sis by of­fer­ing eight bur­saries for young women, from Years 7 through to Year 12. The bur­saries be­gin in 2019 and cover 75 per cent of all board­ing and tu­ition fees for the en­tire du­ra­tion of the stu­dent’s stay at the col­lege.

As a proud Mercy Col­lege com­mit­ted to the holis­tic learn­ing of young women, the col­lege is ded­i­cated to fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Cather­ine McAuley, and the tra­di­tions of the Mercy Sis­ters, who opened the col­lege in 1873.

Cather­ine pro­vided ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port to young women in times of need. She em­pow­ered the women of their time, to lib­er­ate them­selves through their ed­u­ca­tion to pro­mote their re­silience and in­de­pen­dence.

St Saviour’s Col­lege con­tin­ues this Mercy legacy to­day.

The col­lege boasts an ex­ten­sive cur­ricu­lum across a va­ri­ety of path­ways, pro­vid­ing an in­clu­sive, qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion that is in­di­vid­u­ally tai­lored so all stu­dents ex­pe­ri­ence aca­demic suc­cess.

Re­cent NAPLAN re­sults in­di­cate learn­ing per­for­mance im­prove­ment, hav­ing ranked fourth top school in Toowoomba for Year 9. Fur­ther to this, the col­lege trends strong ‘rel­a­tive aca­demic growth’ in their stu­dents, in­di­cat­ing that Year 7 re­sults are con­sis­tently im­proved in re­la­tion to a co­hort’s Year 9 re­sults two years later.

Over the past two years the col­lege has seen a $1 mil­lion up­grade in their board­ing fa­cil­i­ties. The col­lege has new bath­room and toi­let fa­cil­i­ties, liv­ing ar­eas, win­dow fit­tings, mat­tresses and air­con­di­tion­ing.

Stu­dents also en­joy a va­ri­ety of nu­tri­tious, tasty meals that are pre­pared on site.

Board­ing stu­dents have qual­ity tu­tor­ing avail­able to them six nights a week. This tu­tor­ing comes with strong lines of com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween class­room teach­ers and the board­ing school, so stu­dents al­ways have qual­ity re­sources avail­able to them.

Life is never dull for res­i­den­tial stu­dents.

There are op­por­tu­ni­ties to par­tic­i­pate in sport, ex­cur­sions and day trips, shop­ping, and so­cial events within the school com­mu­nity and with other board­ing schools across Toowoomba.

Our ded­i­cated staff place an em­pha­sis on build­ing pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ships and as a re­sult a great sense of com­mu­nity is en­joyed by all at McAuley House.

More in­for­ma­tion on 07 4637 1600 or via Wel­come StSav@twb.catholic.edu.au.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

LEARN­ING TO­GETHER: Stu­dents en­joy­ing lessons at St Saviour’s.

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